June 8, 2022

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Scientist & Project Coordinator

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a research scientist to work closely with our science and outreach team  to help ensure the smooth development and coordination of research projects on zoonotic disease  epidemiology and emergence. This New York-based position is ideal for a PhD graduate with a passion  for international research focused on the spillover of emerging viral zoonoses, strong writing and  analytical skills, and a desire to manage research projects in an exciting science-based NGO. Responsibilities include project coordination, study design development and implementation, data  collection and analyses; drafting manuscripts, grants, and reports; preparing presentations; managing  collaboration among scientists; and some administrative support. The position will be based in New  York City and occasional travel may be required. 


  • Collaborate with EcoHealth Alliance partners and associates under EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach in managing zoonotic disease research projects abroad
  • Provide research, programmatic, and administrative support to EcoHealth Alliance’s Vice President for Science and Outreach
  • Write scientific manuscripts, project reports, and white papers 
  • Develop new funding proposals 
  • Work with partners to ensure project performance in line with programmatic goals and project budgets as well as invoicing, payments, and accounting
  • Work with EcoHealth Alliance scientists to develop new scientific research projects on pandemic preparedness and emerging infectious disease epidemiology
  • Domestic and international travel to support project activities 
  • Outreach to donors, potential collaborators, and other institutions at conferences, scientific meetings, and public meetings


  • PhD in infectious disease epidemiology or related field (research experience with zoonotic disease preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • Quantitative analysis, experience with R, and database skills
  • Demonstrated writing and research skills
  • Experience working on international projects funded by US Federal agencies is an advantage
  • Program management experience highly valuable
  • Experience with international research projects Southeast Asia a plus
  • Must be self-driven and highly motivated, organized, and willing to perform both research and administrative duties
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team oriented and a strong sense of diplomacy
  • Willingness to work some mornings and evenings according to international time zones
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required


Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “S&O EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH SCIENTIST JOB  APPLICATION” in the subject line. If you would like to be considered for more than one job position, please indicate that in your cover letter and list your order of preference. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be reviewed. No formal text is required within the body of your  email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming  receipt. Only appropriately qualified candidates will be contacted. Closing date for this position: Jul 8th,  2022.




At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote our staff without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or socioeconomic status. This position is based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City and will entail domestic and international travel. EcoHealth  Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and  vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is proud of and deeply committed to  being an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org. 

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!